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Pimm’s No. 1 cheesecake

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Turn your favourite drink into a show-stopping dessert with our Pimm's No. 1 cheesecake. Sweet, creamy and fresh, it's an easy option for summer entertaining.

  • Serves16
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 2½ hours chilling & 1 hour cooling time
Pimm's No. 1 cheesecake


  • 200g Arnott’s Granita biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 300g sour cream
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon rind
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • ⅔ cup (150g) caster sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) Pimm’s No.1 Cup
  • 2 tbs caster sugar, extra
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 2 tbs icing sugar
  • ½ Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into ribbons
  • 50g fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs mint leaves
  • Orange zest, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C. Process biscuits in a food processor until finely crushed. Add butter. Process to combine. Spoon into a 12cm x 34cm rectangular fluted tart pan, with removable base. Press over base and sides of pan. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice and lemon rind in a food processor and process until smooth. Add eggs, caster sugar and 1 tbs of the Pimm’s and process until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Pour cream cheese mixture into the base. Bake on a baking tray for 30 mins or until just set. Turn oven off. Cool in oven, with door ajar, for 1 hour. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until chilled.
  4. Step 4

    While the cheesecake is baking, place remaining Pimm’s, extra caster sugar and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until sugar dissolves and syrup thickens slightly. Transfer to small bowl. Place in the fridge to chill.
  5. Step 5

    Use an electric mixer to beat cream and icing sugar in a bowl until soft peaks form. Spoon over cheesecake. Arrange the cucumber, strawberry, mint and orange zest on top. Drizzle with syrup.